Group Fitness Classes are a great way for active, older adults to get the physical activity they need to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy. No matter what your level of fitness, there’s a class that’s right for you at AIR FITNESS. Classes are safe, lots of fun and are led by knowledgeable instructors experienced in working with seniors.
How much physical activity do older adults need? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, and 2 or more days per week of muscle-strengthening activity.* AIR Fitness can help you achieve these goals!
ACTIVE AGING CLASSES
From Silver & Fit to Senior Yoga, AIR Fitness active aging group exercise classes are designed to help seniors and older adults maintain their cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility. All classes are 45 minutes.
SILVER & FIT EXPERIENCE: This level is for active older adults, as well as the fitness beginner. The class is designed to increase the participant’s flexibility, joint stability, dynamic balance, coordination, agility, reaction-time, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. (chair optional)
SILVERSNEAKERS CLASSIC: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
SENIOR YOGA: This gentle class incorporates range of motion exercises, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques designed to relieve stress, calm the mind, increase mobility, balance and body awareness. Chairs are provided to keep everyone safe and supported.
ZUMBA GOLD: The design of this class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, coordination and FUN! Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave feeling strong!
POWERMAX: One of our most popular AIR Fitness Signature classes. MAX stands for mature adult exercise, but this class is all about the sense of “power” that comes from the benefits of this workout. The class is designed to maintain cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility in a positive, energizing environment. A low to moderate intensity workout that includes 20 minutes of low impact aerobics, 20 minutes of exercises designed to improve muscular strength, and 20 minutes of abdominal and stretching exercises. Great for all ages. 60 minutes.
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/olderadults.html